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The Earl of Leicester


We were delighted to welcome the Earl of Leicester as Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust's very first patron. This honorary position, held for life, will see him represent and further promote the Trust and its vital work.

Lord Leicester lives in and manages Holkham Hall in North Norfolk, a Grade I listed eighteenth-century mansion which has been described as one of the finest stately homes in England. He has been actively involved in many heritage projects on the Holkham Estate and was for many years a researcher and supplier of linseed oil paints, which are used in building conservation.

“The Trust, as it has developed with each successful project, has sought an appropriate patron – and we are honoured to have secured someone as well suited...He will bring prestige to the Trust and help to raise awareness, locally and nationally, of the historical gems in the Great Yarmouth borough and of the fabulous conservation work which goes on here...He is also someone who is passionate about heritage and building conservation, acutely aware of related issues within Norfolk, and is very familiar with traditional building materials and techniques. I and everyone and everyone else at the Trust sincerely welcome him aboard.”

Cllr Bernard Williamson

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